Kicking Google out of my life, Part 4: Goodbye, Gmail

Kicking Google out of my life, Part 4: Goodbye, Gmail

Here are some alternative email services to Gmail, and the one that I picked while trying to kick Google services out of my digital life.

06/30/15

Kicking Google out of my life, Part 3: A surprise Android replacement emerges

Kicking Google out of my life, Part 3: A surprise Android replacement emerges

My quest to remove Google from my digital life leads me to a tablet replacement for Android that I had completely forgotten about.

06/29/15

Kicking Google out of my life, Part 2: Leaving Android is not so easy

Kicking Google out of my life, Part 2: Leaving Android is not so easy

An update on my ongoing quest to remove Google from my digital life. ChromeOS was an easy task, but Android is difficult to leave.

06/26/15

Kicking Google out of my life: Day 1

Kicking Google out of my life: Day 1

Just to see if I can do it, I'm removing every trace of Google in my digital life. Easier said than done.

06/24/15

Ubuntu Community Council, Jonathan Riddell discuss their recent fallout

Ubuntu Community Council, Jonathan Riddell discuss their recent fallout

In the wake of the Ubuntu Community Council's separation with Jonathan Riddell, I reached out to both, along with the Kubuntu Council, to get every side of the story. Mark Shuttleworth chimed in rather candidly himself.

06/01/15

Review: Ubuntu 15.04 is an amazing release, but I hate it

Review: Ubuntu 15.04 is an amazing release, but I hate it

I have run Ubuntu 15.04 since the day it was made available, and while it was a great release, one decision by Ubuntu is ruining it for me.

05/28/15

Ubuntu's Shuttleworth's call to arms in open source stirs up controversy

Ubuntu's Shuttleworth's call to arms in open source stirs up controversy

After Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth discussed publicly how important it is for the open source community to work together, KDE's Aaron Seigo argued that this call to arms was kind of a paradox given the person who made them.

05/19/15

DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg talks privacy and open source

DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg talks privacy and open source

The man behind the privacy-focused search engine talks about the benefits of privacy in web search and explains why he recently donated $125,000 to open source projects.

04/22/15

elementary OS team releases 'Freya,' a Linux distro you'll want to see

With Freya, elementary introduces a seriously impressive consumer-focused Linux distribution.

04/13/15

A Linux user tries out Windows 10

A Linux user tries out Windows 10

I did the unthinkable – left Linux behind and lived in the Windows 10 technical preview as my primary computing environment. Here's what I learned.

04/01/15

Acer Chromebook 15 review: Massive display, with mixed results overall

Acer Chromebook 15 review: Massive display, with mixed results overall

I used the Acer Chromebook 15, which boasts the largest screen of any Chromebook, and I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it yet.

03/30/15

GNOME 3.16 release brings great new apps, notifications

GNOME 3.16 release brings great new apps, notifications

The most noteworthy new updates in GNOME 3.16.

03/27/15

DuckDuckGo and the corporate incentives of donating to noble tech projects

DuckDuckGo and the corporate incentives of donating to noble tech projects

In light of DuckDuckGo's sizable donations to several free and open source tech projects, here's why more for-profit companies should consider these philanthropic efforts money well spent.

03/23/15

Review: Dell's Ubuntu-powered M3800 Mobile Workstation is a desktop destroyer

Review: Dell's Ubuntu-powered M3800 Mobile Workstation is a desktop destroyer

I finally got my hands on Dell's M3800 Mobile Workstation and found an impressive machine.

03/16/15

Apple Watch: An overpriced, out-of-date status symbol

Apple Watch: An overpriced, out-of-date status symbol

From outrageous pricing to a closed ecosystem that locks its users in, here are the many reasons not to buy the Apple Watch.

03/10/15

Review: Nvidia's Grid is like Netflix Instant streaming for games

Review: Nvidia's Grid is like Netflix Instant streaming for games

I tried out Nvidia's instant streaming service for video games, and I was pleasantly surprised with how it performed.

03/04/15

Review: Google's Nexus 9 is an awesome tablet, with some caveats

Review: Google's Nexus 9 is an awesome tablet, with some caveats

I used Google's Nexus 9 tablet as my primary device and found that it was one of the best in its size range. But there are a few other things you should know about it.

02/24/15

Review: Nvidia's Android-powered Shield tablet is actually great for gaming

Review: Nvidia's Android-powered Shield tablet is actually great for gaming

I test drove the Nvidia Shield tablet and it eventually became my go-to gaming console.

02/17/15

Review: Kdenlive, the Linux video editor I want to use

Review: Kdenlive, the Linux video editor I want to use

Finally, a video editor for hobbyists that runs well on Linux.

01/28/15

Microsoft, Adobe beat open source developers to Android

Microsoft, Adobe beat open source developers to Android

Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop have somehow made it to Android before their Linux counterparts. What kind of world is this?

01/26/15

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